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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Date Day with my Hubby and a Wallaby

My husband is fortunate enough to get every other Friday off of work. We've made a commitment that these Fridays will be used for "us" rather than for the errands, chores, etc. We figure that there will always be something important to do, but we won't always have an opportunity to have dates. Last Date Day we traveled 40 miles North to a charming little town called Boerne (pronounced Burn-ee). It is just adorable and Main Street is lined with wonderful antique stores. This is the 2nd time we've visited and I'm sure it won't be the last.
We had lunch at the Boerne Moon Bakery & Cafe, which is a charming old German style cafe. Floyd had a BLT and I had a delicious open face Ruben Sandwhich. It was good!

We walked across the street to a sweet little old house that was being used as a store. I think it's called The Little Nature Store. We went inside and found that it was mostly full of all kinds of things for attracting birds to your yard.



As we were paying for our (many!) purchases (more on that in a future blog), I heard a nibbling sound coming from behind the counter. Kind of like a mouse or a Guinea pig chewing on wood. Of course I had to ask what it was. The lady, very nonchalantly, said, "Oh, it's my baby wallaby. He's chewing his dinner." Now, I happen to know that wallabies (sp?) are not indigenous to Texas and, in fact, come from Australia. Anyway, she bends down and comes up with the cutest little animal ever! He was so sweet and friendly, too. I got to hold him and love him, and he just gave me little kisses and kept licking my hands.




This little guy was the cutest little animal I've ever seen. He was so sweet and gentle and loved being with people. What a cutie!

Post Script:

The lady is a trainer/handler from Sea World here in San Antonio and he is in the process of being socialized to be around people for an animal awareness show/program offered at the park. He is being fed kangaroo chow (I didn’t even imagine that they made such a thing) and some kind of milk. I can’t remember what it was, but I DO remember that it wasn’t kangaroo or cow’s milk. He’s not her pet and will not be living in her home. I guess I should have mentioned all this before, but I was so excited to share his pictures that it didn’t occur to me. Thank you, Gina, for reminding me that these little critters DO NOT (and should not) make good pets, no matter how cute they are when they're babies.
Patricia :o)

8 comments:

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

Sounds like a delightful date. That shop is just charming. Love those old wood floors, don't you?

When the photos first loaded, I had no idea that little wallaby was actuall REAL. He looked like the cutest little stuffed animal. I would have loved to hug him myself!

Smiles,
Lea

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi! I found you on Rhea's blog and I'm so glad I did! You have a great site and I love your use of vintage linens that have "problem" areas. The bag-bags and tea cozies are a fabulous idea. So many times as I'm digging through linens at shops I have passed up darling ones because of problem areas. Not anymore! I'll be visiting you regularly, glad to meet you!
Hugs, Sherry

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I am in love with the Wallaby!! He is soooooo cute, Patricia!!!!!
Looks like your day was very enjoyable and love to hear that you and your hubby make time to spend your days together like this.

xo
Becky

shirl said...

Looks like you had a nice day Patricia with hubby! Love the little restaurent! The little wallaby is so cute!
Blessings, Shirl

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

What a fun time and what a sweet baby wallaby! I want one!blessings, Kathleen

TattingChic said...

That wallaby is adorable.

Gina E. said...

Yes, our wallabies are cute, but I have to admit to being shocked to see this, Patricia! Where did that person get it, and what is she going to feed it as it grows up? Those little critters can run and jump fast and high, so unless she has a cage for him, he is bound to get out some day and tangle with traffic. They are a protected species here in Australia, and are not allowed to be kept as pets - that is why it bothers me to see this.

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

I asked all those same questions when she took him out of the doggy crate he was in. She’s a trainer/handler from Sea World here in San Antonio and he is in the process of being socialized to be around people for an animal awareness show/program offered at the park. He is being fed kangaroo chow (I didn’t even imagine that they made such a thing) and some kind of milk. I can’t remember what it was, but I DO remember that it wasn’t kangaroo or cow’s milk. He’s not her pet and will not be living in her home. I guess I should have mentioned all this before, but I was so excited to share his pictures that it didn’t occur to me. Thank you for pointing it out.
Patricia :o)